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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 24
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 6:41 p.m. to 8:52 p.m.
Vance Badawey, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Geneviève Gosselin, Analyst
• Alexandre Lafrenière, Analyst
Office of the Auditor General
• Karen Hogan, Auditor General of Canada
• Dawn Campbell, Principal
• Isabelle Marsolais, Director
Canadian National Railway Company
• Tom Brown, Assistant Vice-President of Safety
Canadian Pacific Railway
• Kyle Mulligan, Chief Engineer
Railway Association of Canada
• Marc Brazeau, President and Chief Executive Officer
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, the committee commenced its study of the follow-up audit on rail safety.

Karen Hogan made a statement and, with Dawn Campbell and Isabelle Marsolais, answered questions.

At 7:47 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 7:51 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Marc Brazeau made a statement and, with Kyle Mulligan and Tom Brown, answered questions.


Taylor Bachrach moved, — That in light of the numerous rail disasters that have occurred since the committee last studied rail safety in 2016, and given projected increases in the volumes of dangerous goods transported through some regions of Canada, the committee commit to a follow-up study focusing on Canadian rail safety, including but not limited to the transport of dangerous goods, emergency response capacity and efficacy, and labour conditions for workers in the sector; that the study identify measures that can be taken by the federal government to improve rail safety; and that the study conclude in six meetings or fewer.

Debate arose thereon.

It was agreed, — That the committee resume consideration of Taylor Bachrach’s motion at the next committee business meeting.

At 8:52 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Alexie Labelle
Clerk of the Committee